There was a time when Panchatantra was part of every child's life. These were fables that children grew up with. The children of today, of course, grow up with mobile games and online characters, though there are exceptions. Well, to help the children of today relate to Panchatantra characters and stories, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is developing a theme park based on it in New Bolaram.
The lung space spread over 900 sq yards is equipped with games and recreational facilities for children. The park is located in Railway Employees Colony, New Bolarum, and will be ready soon. As the theme calls out, children will be able to relate to Panchatantra's stories through a jungle multi-play station that has replicas of animals. Some parts of the park are already in use, like the caterpillar tunnel between two sandpits, run-through walkways in the shape of a dog's paw, and slide over the giraffe.
These are in addition to the swings and customized fruit-shaped benches designed for children. To entice the children, there are slides in the form of animals out here. Meanwhile, the adults accompanying children have forest-themed benches.
The whole idea of GHMC is to club recreational facilities with education. The walls are painted with educational stuff, and there is an outdoor animal-themed classroom. In fact, even the dustbins are in the shape of animals to go with the overall theme.